Two Shy Pandas

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Panda longs to play with Pandora next door, but he’s too shy. Pandora longs to say “Hello, Panda!” but she’s much too shy, too. Will these two shy pandas ever muster up the courage to speak to each other?

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2012
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002160, JUV043000, JUV039060
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.5 x 9.5
ATOS Reading Level 2.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 156639
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Booklist Online

“The illustrations provide just the right amount of bashful cuteness to make the reader empathize with the pandas and cheer for their success. Readers who are shy themselves will appreciate the pace at which the story unfolds, and will take heart that mustering up the courage to talk is an act of bravery.” ―Booklist Online

Kirkus Reviews

“Pandas make adorable stand-ins for little children, as Varley’s friendly watercolor illustrations attest. Sweet tonic for skittish young listeners.” —Kirkus Reviews


“Panda stories are much sought after and this sweet one will help fill the gap.” —BayViews

School Library Journal

“This sweet story could give a gentle push to shy youngsters.” —School Library Journal

Author: Julia Jarman

Born talking—allegedly—Julia Jarman loved telling stories from an early age. She loved reading them too, and read every kids' book in the local library. Julia became a teacher of English and Drama, got married, had three kids and started writing for them. She has never stopped, and has books for everyone from tots to teens and in betweens.

Illustrator: Susan Varley

Susan Varley is a prize-winning artist whose best-selling Badger's Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring picture books of all time. She lives with her husband and daughter in Staffordshire, UK.